West Bloomfield Board of Education appoints new trustee

By: Mark Vest | West Bloomfield Beacon | Published September 17, 2020

 The West Bloomfield School District Board of Education appointed Christina Forhan to the position of trustee.

The West Bloomfield School District Board of Education appointed Christina Forhan to the position of trustee.

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WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield School District Board of Education has appointed Christina Forhan to the board’s vacant trustee seat.

Forhan was appointed to the position of trustee during the Board of Education’s special meeting Sept. 14 with a unanimous 6-0 vote.

She is expected to serve the remainder of the seat’s term, until December 2022.

According to a press release, Forhan has volunteered with the district since 1995, serving in a “multitude of capacities.”

Her roles have included being part of four different PTO boards, the Superintendent’s Finance Committee, the Long-Term Enrollment Committee, and the Strategic Enrollment and Facilities project.

Forhan has also been the head costume designer for the Orchard Lake Middle School musical theater program.

“My focus has always been on improving our schools, enhancing experiences for our students, supporting our staff and promoting the district,” Forhan stated in the release. “My husband and I chose to raise our children in West Bloomfield, in large part because of the quality of the public schools. I want to ensure all West Bloomfield students benefit from the same outstanding education that my own children received.”

According to the release, Forhan has had “key involvement” in recent elections, including the building and site sinking fund in 2013, the hold harmless millage in 2014, and bond issues in 2009 and 2017.

Board of Education President Stacy Brickman described Forhan as a “creative problem solver, analytical, fiscally responsible, and a hard worker.”

“On behalf of the West Bloomfield Board of Education, we welcome Ms. Forhan and we look forward to serving the students, staff and families of West Bloomfield with her,” Brickman stated in the release. “Ms. Forhan has made an outstanding contribution to our school district over the past two decades.”

Superintendent Gerald Hill also shared some thoughts about Forhan.

“Ms. Forhan brings a wealth of knowledge to our Board of Education through her previous years of work and service to our district,” Hill stated. “We have the utmost confidence she will serve our district proudly both now and in the future.”